“Looking on the Bright Side”
Like Gayle, I have had the experience of realizing what is right about my employer with full realization that like everyone else on that planet, she is not perfect. No one is.
But knowing that unlike other famous people who I’ve worked for in situations similar to hers–in terms of wealth, privilege, talent and access to the good life–she refuses to squander it. I’ve seen extremely gifted people who seem oblivious to the power they possess to use their fame in a positive way to make the world a better place. There’s something admirable about someone having the sense to apply their blessings in a way that benefits others.
As we enter the New Year, let’s take a moment to acknowledge how fortunate we are to have our exceptional bosses in our lives, and acknowledge that they can be “agents of change” to make the world a better place. Maybe we have to remind them of that sometimes (LOL) but it’s true.
So let’s look on the bright side of our profession, even during the times that they can be difficult and demanding, they can also be generous (if not always with us!) and we have a front row center seat in the lives of exceptional individuals, to witness them at their best.